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7-Step Roadmap (Steps leading up to, including and following the 2010 General Elections)

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Title: 7-Step Roadmap (Steps leading up to, including and following the 2010 General Elections)
Description/subject: See also this OBL section.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 12 June 2013


Individual Documents

Title: Myanmar leaves old dichotomies behind
Date of publication: 14 March 2014
Description/subject: "Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say. Please click here if you are interested in contributing. The rise of Myanmese President Thein Sein's quasi-civilian government in 2011 was met largely with skepticism that his administration would be a continuation of military rule by different means. Such concerns were justified, as Thein Sein had served as prime minister under the previous ruling military junta. First introduced as the "seven step roadmap" to democracy in 2003, the entire democratic "reform" process was designed and implemented exclusively by the ruling generals. The culmination of this process resulted in the staging and rigging of the 2010 general elections to ensure the victory of the military's political surrogate, the Union of Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), led by a number of recently retired senior military officers. To be sure, the military's manipulation of the electoral process and new democratic structures has been obvious. The exact motivations behind the military's introduction of a new democratic order and move away from direct military rule are still unclear. The implication of such an extensive reconfiguration of the state is, however, significant in its own right..."
Author/creator: Adam P MacDonald
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2014